Simulation- DBER

Jade working with Isaiah to determine how to assist residents and sonography students in China.

What is simulation and how does it improve educational outcomes? 
This is a new focus for our lab as we take on the responsibility of answering this question. Dr. Evans has accepted the offer to become the mult-site PI for the Inteleos/ARDMS sponsored research into the role that simulation plays in helping students achieve clinical mastery.
Our lab will partner with additional institutions across the USA to gather data using simulator data.  The equipment will be provided by CAE.  To find out more about CAE, please see their website: The potential for using CAE technology and gathering educational outcomes if very exciting!

Nicole Stigall and Dr. Evans working on the OB simulation project.

Simulation can take different forms from role playing, use of phantoms, to test objects created for specific needs.  From low tech to very high tech, our lab plans to take empirical data on not only how to accelerate clinical skills BUT also stress the use of proper ergonomics.  The performance sites will be situated in sonography programs at OSU, University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center, and Tulsa campus.  Additionally we will be recruiting medical students at OSU and a residency program at John Hopkins.   Recently Dr. Evans toured several medical centers in Beijing and Chengdu.  Based on his lectures as part of the Sino-American Summit on Ultrasound, we hope to add performance sites at West China Hospital, Peoples Hospital, and Hangzhou Medical College.  This international project is to work with students in all of these locations to expedite their ultrasound training and also teach proper scanning ergonomics.